A 35-year-old man collapsed on a street in southwest Atlanta after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning. So far, police have not identified a suspect in the shooting or determine the motive for the murder.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Mr. Antoniyo L Wiggins, of Atlanta.
The investigation began around 7 a.m. when officers responded to 2950 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive after getting a report of shots fired, according to Atlanta police.
When officers arrived they found the man already dead, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.
“(He) appeared to have been shot multiple times and had collapsed in the roadway,” Officer Chafee said.
Detectives were called to the scene, but so far they have not determined the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
A witness told Channel 2 Action News that he saw someone chasing the victim out of the woods onto Martin Luther King Drive.
“The guy was running through the path; somebody was chasing him,” Mr. Jerome Scott told the television station. “The (shooter) apparently missed him the first time and then (we) heard another shot. Then, the guy fell in the middle of the street and then (the shooter) just stood there and shot him about six times. He just kept shooting him.”
Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line anonymously at (404) 577-8477. Tipsters do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.
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